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Eloise grew up in the UK playing the piano and flute from a young age, before taking up singing whilst completing her Psychology degree.  This has led to performances in venues from Birmingham Symphony Hall to Sydney Opera House, working with companies such as Garsington Opera, Buxton Festival and abroad with Holland Opera in The Netherlands. 


At the Dutch National Opera Academy, Eloise enjoyed performing roles including Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Mum/Waitress/Sphinx in Turnage’s Greek, Nella in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Second Woman in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.  Previously she studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, being awarded a grant from the Laura Ashley Foundation and winning the Aneurin Davies Memorial Award, and performing the title role in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen.


Since then Eloise has performed the role of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème and Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Somerset Opera, created the role of Maria Bertram in the world première tour of Jonathan Dove and Alisdair Middleton’s Mansfield Park with Heritage Opera, and has performed the role of Emmeline in an adaptation of Purcell’s King Arthur for Holland Opera, Gianetta in The Gondoliers with Surrey Opera, Bridesmaid in Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera and covers include Dalilah in a staging of Handel’s Samson with Buxton Festival, as well as chorus work with Garsington, Buxton and Welsh National Opera. 


Eloise enjoys concerts and oratorios, performing Handel’s Messiah at Wells Cathedral and Bristol Beacon, Verdi’s Requiem at Nottingham Albert Hall, and Brahms’ Requiem at Birmingham Symphony Hall with the CBSO and City of Birmingham Choir. Other engagements include Gounod's St Cecilia Mass, Poulenc’s Gloria, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Haydn’s The Creation, Vivaldi's Gloria and as guest soloist for Treorchy Male Choir performing in major concert halls across Australia.  Eloise has performed Ginastera’s Cantata Para America Magica with conductor Hans Leenders and the Percussion Ensemble of Rotterdam Conservatorium, in Rotterdam, and in concerts with Classical Connections, London Festival Opera and Opera Novella in the UK and abroad.


Award achievements include 2nd Prize in Hampshire Singer of the Year 2007, winner of the Lampeter Eisteddfod Youth Competition 2004 and prizewinner in the National Eisteddfod W. Towyn Roberts competition in previous years.  During her studies, Eloise has been fortunate to work with Kathryn Harries, Ryland Davies, Patricia McMahon, Donald Maxwell, Alexander Oliver, John Fisher, Gabriele Fontana, Sir John Tomlinson and Malcolm Martineau.

Eloise Routledge, soprano
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